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The Top 5 Things To Look For In A Studio Apartment

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Whether you’re moving into your first home or getting ready to start your college career, a studio apartment is an excellent way to save money without relying on a roommate. They’re certainly cheaper than living in a one-bedroom apartment, but anyone who has called a studio their home will tell you that not all are created equal.

Knowing what to look for in your first apartment can make a world of difference for the duration you will live there. Take a look at these five tips to help you find a home that suits your needs.  

  1. A Studio is All About Vertical Space

There’s no sense in fooling yourself into thinking that you’ll find the perfect combination of penthouse and studio apartment. The whole point of a studio is to provide a smaller space for less cost, after all. What you can find, however, is an apartment that offers plenty of vertical space.

Higher ceilings make any room look larger than it truly is. This will help you to avoid the cramped feeling that all too many studio apartment owners experience as well as give you extra room for shelving. You’ll need all the storage you can get in your studio, and every shelf counts.

  1.  Room for Your Belongings

Speaking of storage, your apartment can quickly look cluttered if you don’t have enough room to store your belongings. You shouldn’t sacrifice storage space just because you’re mobbing into a studio. Take the UC Davis apartments for rent as an example. Their studios aren’t much larger than average, but they utilize interior space to create storage opportunities.

  1. Natural Lighting

Without an ample number of windows, your apartment can quickly begin to feel like a dungeon. Natural lighting helps to make your interior spaces look larger as well as brighten your mood. Hanging mirrors on the walls opposite your windows is a nifty trick that can amplify the sunlight in your home, giving an even larger appearance.

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  1. Regular Appliances

Several landlords will try to sell studios with miniature versions of a home’s regular appliances. Don’t ever settle for a home like this.

Your apartment might be small, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t accommodate a full-sized refrigerator or stove. While you might not luck out with a washer, dryer, or dishwasher, the essentials need to be covered.

  1. Livability

Number five is essential; do you feel comfortable in the space the apartment provides? Not every place you look at will be as large as this example of studio apartments in Glendale for rent, but you should feel as though you have enough space to live comfortable in your new home.

If you feel cramped or claustrophobic, find somewhere else. It is impossible to enjoy your apartment without having the space you need to move around. You’ll just end up going stir-crazy!

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Finding the Right Studio Apartment

These five tips should help you find a studio apartment worthy of a first home or college living situation. You might find yourself looking at multiple places before finding one that you like, but that’s all part of the experience. Don’t be afraid to get out there and hunt for a home that meets your needs.

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